Things got extremely awkward for two Chinese women on Valentine’s Day, after an Airline accidentally booked them into a S&M-themed hotel.
According to local news reports, they were both Hainan Airlines passengers bound for Hangzhou, but were instead forced to stay in Chongqing when the flight was delayed due to bad weather.
After they were told their flight would be rescheduled at 3pm the following day, the airlines put them up at a hotel overnight. That’s pretty nice of them, right? Wrong. Their day got a whole lot worse when they realised they were booked into a S&M-themed love hotel.
To make matters even worse, these women were complete strangers and it was on Valentine’s Day no less- not awkward at all.
Apparently these ‘love hotels’ are pretty common on Asia and they’re used for short-stays or rented out hourly by horny couples who fancy a quicky.
So understandably, the pair were pretty mortified. One of them – who goes by the name of Lou Bao – took to Weibo to post their cringe-worthy ordeal and have a go at the airlines of course.
Her snaps showed the room came complete with a ‘punishment chair’, with wrist and ankle restraints- essentially a Fifty Shades of Grey experience for those on a budget.
Since Lou Bao’s post went viral, Hainan Airlines did issue an apology and are now in contact with the passengers, People’s Online Daily reports.
The airlines’ statement said:
The passengers were delayed due to bad weather, and all the hotels were booked out because of Valentine’s Day. Our hotel-booking representative couldn’t secure any room and did not research what a ‘themed suite’ means.
It was certainly a Valentine’s Day they will never forget, that’s for sure.
Two Chinese women found themselves in an extremely awkward situation on Valentine's Day when an airline booked them into S&M-themed rooms in a love hotel in Chongqing, China. According to local news reports, both women were passengers on a Hainan Airlines flight bound for Hangzhou but were forced to stay in Chongqing when the flight was delayed by bad weather. After they were informed that their flight was rescheduled for 3 p.m. the next day, the airlines then offered to put them up at a hotel overnight. Their day took a turn for the worse when they found out that they were checked into a by-the-hour S&M-themed love hotel.